Yoga is bullshit. People who do Yoga are mentally retarded. Sorry.
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23-02-2014, 01:33 PM
RE: Yoga is bullshit. People who do Yoga are mentally retarded. Sorry.
The truth as I see it is that some of yoga 'philosophy' *is* bs.

I have done hatha yoga [the physical practice] for years - stretch one muscle and you usual contract another too ... it's how the body works ... and I think *most* of the poses are very beneficial, but of course we're all different.

BUT - I *was* going to train as a yoga teacher and when I went further into it, it *is* based on 'woo' ...aka bs - the physical practice is part of an 8-part yoga 'philosophy' with the intention of 'realising your inner Self' and is a form of Hindu practice.

This put me right off the training but not hatha yoga which in my experience can really help with improving balance, flexibility and strength - and also help develop calm.

That said, I wouldn't recommend Bikram 'hot yoga' ... and it's important not to overstretch your body. [I believe Bikram himself is still fighting off sexual harassment charges - innocent until proved guilty but just sayin.]

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23-02-2014, 02:04 PM
RE: Yoga is bullshit. People who do Yoga are mentally retarded. Sorry.
First of all: The only reason you made this thread is because several people here have mentioned in other threads that they do yoga. Your attempt to insult and/or rile us up is very transparent.

Second & last of all: Yoga is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. You get meditation-style stress relief and some exercise at the same time. I'm pretty sure the only reason I have any muscle tone is because yoga is easier to do on a regular basis than weight lifting. (When it comes to getting off one's ass, I think the consensus is that a smaller amount of daily consistency is better than doing harder stuff less often. I might be wrong.) There's nothing here to "believe" in. It's just getting two things accomplished in a smaller amount of time every day. If you want to believe in spiritual oneness or chakras or anything like that associated with it....that's your problem.

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23-02-2014, 02:29 PM
RE: Yoga is bullshit. People who do Yoga are mentally retarded. Sorry.
My yoga isn't bullshit.


just sayin...................

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23-02-2014, 02:48 PM
RE: Yoga is bullshit. People who do Yoga are mentally retarded. Sorry.
mental masturbation........................

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23-02-2014, 02:59 PM
RE: Yoga is bullshit. People who do Yoga are mentally retarded. Sorry.
(23-02-2014 01:33 PM)Moodie Wrote:  The truth as I see it is that some of yoga 'philosophy' *is* bs.

I have done hatha yoga [the physical practice] for years - stretch one muscle and you usual contract another too ... it's how the body works ... and I think *most* of the poses are very beneficial, but of course we're all different.

BUT - I *was* going to train as a yoga teacher and when I went further into it, it *is* based on 'woo' ...aka bs - the physical practice is part of an 8-part yoga 'philosophy' with the intention of 'realising your inner Self' and is a form of Hindu practice.

This put me right off the training but not hatha yoga which in my experience can really help with improving balance, flexibility and strength - and also help develop calm.

That said, I wouldn't recommend Bikram 'hot yoga' ... and it's important not to overstretch your body. [I believe Bikram himself is still fighting off sexual harassment charges - innocent until proved guilty but just sayin.]

Moodie x


Yeah, I really like hatha yoga. I found that sometimes it depends on the teacher as to how much woo you get with the yoga. If a teacher gets wooish I tune it out. It's something I've had to learn how to do and actually I think it's good training for those times in life when religious people get under my nerves. Maybe a good yoga exercise would be to line up a bunch of JW's or Mormons in a yoga class, have them start trying to convert me while I tune them out. Mental strength training at the highest level!Sleepy

The other thing I love is yoga nidra to completely relax the mind/ body. I've gotten high doing yoga nidra and felt like I was floating. There again, one has to find the right recording or teacher who isn't wooish. (Is there such a word as "wooish"?)

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23-02-2014, 05:07 PM
RE: Yoga is bullshit. People who do Yoga are mentally retarded. Sorry.
We have a yoga class at work. I suck at it 'cause I'm as flexible as a rock. There is one pose I'm very good at though.

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But after the instructor wakes me up he says, "You're still doing it wrong, Bob." I don't care. Tongue

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23-02-2014, 05:10 PM
RE: Yoga is bullshit. People who do Yoga are mentally retarded. Sorry.
(23-02-2014 02:48 PM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  mental masturbation........................

His troll boat has sailed.
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23-02-2014, 06:50 PM
RE: Yoga is bullshit. People who do Yoga are mentally retarded. Sorry.
(23-02-2014 05:10 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  
(23-02-2014 02:48 PM)The Germans are coming Wrote:  mental masturbation........................

His troll boat has sailed.

Yep. I got all excited when I saw this thread pop up again 'cause he was one of the best trolls we ever had. Alas...

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23-02-2014, 07:56 PM
RE: Yoga is bullshit. People who do Yoga are mentally retarded. Sorry.
Was it needed to ressurect this ? Facepalm

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24-02-2014, 01:04 AM
RE: Yoga is bullshit. People who do Yoga are mentally retarded. Sorry.
When things like yoga don't work for you, you always have your, um, mental exorcize to fall back on.

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